Tuesday, January 31, 2012

BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME

 I appreciate the guest post, Jewel Rodgers

I absolutely love Elton John and have since I was a kid. When I heard that he was going on tour and coming to Raleigh, I was pumped! I called my Mom and invited her. I knew that she loved Elton John too. I found out when the tickets were going to go on sale and told her to log onto the internet and I did the same using my clear internet Troy. We were going to be on the phone with one another and see who got the best tickets. We both logged onto ticketmaster.com right before the tickets were going to go on sale and got ready. We kept clicking refresh and getting ready for the big moment. When nine o’clock rolled around we were both trying to get tickets. I was totally bummed because the best seats at the best prices were already gone. The only tickets that were left were the ones that costs well over two hundred dollars. Mom and I decided that we weren’t going to go if we couldn’t get tickets for better prices. Maybe we will have better luck next time!

Target Shooting Practice


Hubby and I are planning to go to the firing range this Friday to practice our shooting skill because we are planning to get our concealed handgun license later this year. Dear hubby had been planning this for awhile but so far the plans have not push-through. We are hoping that we can get it soon. I know that I need more practice but on the other hand, hubby is really a good shooter overall. Also, going to the range for us is another way of spending our quality time together as husband and wife.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

My Husband

Thanks to Wm Rowe

When my husband first got deployed, the only thing I could think about was what life was going to be like without him here at home. I knew I was going to miss him terribly since we had never spent more than a couple nights apart since we got married. Then I started worrying about whether or not I would be safe in this day house all by myself. Before they left we got a security system from home security systems Richmond which has made feel a lot better, and I'm glad we put in the extra effort. I really miss Jim and I can't wait for him to come home soon… Only a few more weeks now. I had my first child only about four months after he left, so he has yet to meet his baby girl. I can't wait to see the look on his face when he finally gets to hold her in when I get to hold them in my own arms once again!

Snub-nosed revolvers


I would like to talk about snub-nosed revolvers because I am very interested in getting one later this year. As many people may well know, prior to the mid-1980's, the standard police issue handgun typically was a 6 shot 38 special revolver with a 4 inch barrel, usually Smith and Wesson was the most popular choice. At the same time many officers also carried 38 special snub nosed revolvers as a back up weapon, usually with a barrel length of 2 inches, sometimes shorter, often times these handguns had a capacity of 5 shots. The great thing about this was that your main sidearm fired 38 special and your back-up gun fired the same cartridge, so it made a great combination. In the mid-1980's many police departments switched from 4 inch 38 specials to 9mm semi-automatic handguns, however, many police officers continued to carry their snub-nosed 38 special revolvers as a back up weapon. I currently own a 38 special with a 4 inch barrel, but I would also like to get a snub nosed revolver, although I am not sure which caliber to choose as of now. Unfortunately because the 38 special is not being shot as much as before, the cost of ammunition has gone up, typically a box of 50 rounds will run between $17.00 - $20.00 for FMJ, and when I started shooting several years back, they used to be about $8.00 - $10.00 for a box of 50.

So if you are looking for a snub-nosed revolver, you are in luck, because in this day in age, you can get a snub-nosed revolver in a variety of calibers other than 38 special, these include 44 special, 40 smith and wesson, 357 magnum, 22 magnum, 22 LR, 9mm, and much more. Right now I am looking at the new charter arms bulldog in 40 Smith and Wesson mostly because I own a 40 caliber Glock handgun, and it would be great to take to the range. I am also considered a Ruger 9mm Revolver because the ammo is inexpensive. Lastly, I have been looking at the Armscor 38 Model 206 because it can be found for under $200.00 and it has a 6 shot capacity. Now keep in mind that Armscor also makes 1911 pistols which are good quality, and are made in the Philippines. The Model 206 is said to be a copy of the Colt Cobra and looks to be a very good shooting snub-nosed revolver. So when I decide which gun I am going to buy, I will do another review on accuracy, recoil, and overall impressions of the gun.

*The above photo is the Charter Arms 40SW and was found via Google*